Sell your textbooks, share exams & notes, read full course & prof reviews, win sweet prizes.
How do I upload my study materials?
2. Post Study Materials: Practice Exams, Lecture Notes, Study Guides, Flash Cards, Textbook Solutions
3. Add a descriptive title, the related course and prof, give it a short summary, upload your document
Tip: Make sure your file is less than 2MB. Convert your study materials into PDF.
How can I reduce my file size or convert to PDF?
Choose from one of the many free software our there.
Scanned/hand-written notes: Use a "photo resizer" to reduce your file size. Rotate all your pages to make sure the right side is up:) Then use "PDF converter". To put all pages in one document use a "batch PDF merger". Type in these terms in your browser for the latest free software depending whether you're PC or MAC user.
What do I get for sharing my study materials?
Learn better by teaching and sharing
LocAZu A+s, the A+s that count! Not just to improve your profile, but also to redeem towards rewards and accessing someone else's notes.
What are Free Study Materials?
They are free! You don't need to have any A+s. You can access them as long as you're logged in.
How many A+s do I get for posting study materials?
25 (sometimes more during promotions)
How many A+s do I need for accessing study materials?
75 for each download; nothing for free study materials.
What can I post?
Useful, current study materials that YOU created. Cheat the system, engage in academic dishonesty, and your account and all your A+s will get suspended.
Why should I share my study materials?
Why not! You're done with them, might as well share and get something for them. And the next time you need a hand to study smarter, there will be someone else to your rescue. It's all about sharing baby!
How do I sell my used textbooks on LocaZu?
Tip: The more accurate information you enter, the better. Publisher, year, and ISBN aren't required, but they help others find your used textbook. Watch your spelling of a book title.
How do I buy used textbooks here?
You meet directly with the student selling them on campus.
We recommend option two, to save you time.
Why should I set up alerts?
It's free, it saves you time, and helps you get what you want: as soon as a used textbook with your terms, such as location and price, gets listed, you get alerted. And chances are, if you contact the seller right away, he or she is still on a computer and available to respond to you, and the book is more likely to still be available.
How much does it cost to list a used textbook?
Nothing! It's free.
And that certainly beats book sales commissions - for example on textbookexchange.ca12.5% commission on a $20 used textbook works out to be $2.5.
How long does my listing stay up?
Until you sell your used textbook. We'll send you a reminder near the end of each semester to remove your used textbooks if you've already sold them, or to update details, such as price, to make sure that the postings remain current.
Anything I should watch out for?
Yes. People who:
Avoid scammers. Meet locally on campus at a safe and busy area. DO NOT give out personal or financial information. DO NOT ship your books.
Why post your used textbooks on LocaZu?
Enter the book you're looking to buy, and we check 200 million books and thousands of bookstores in seconds & show you the absolute best deals. We even calculate the shipping rates that you'd normally have to spend hours looking for in the fine print or at the last second before checkout.
Saves you a pile of cash and time.
Then you can choose to buy from the marketplace or from students on your campus. We recommend the latter: usually cheaper, no shipping, and benefits the student. But if you find nothing descent on campus, then online shopping is the way to go.
NOTE: LocaZu doesn't sell books or buy your books back. We just find you the best deals. When you click on the book that you want, that's why you get routed to the seller's site.How does buyback work?
If you don't want to put a private ad to sell your books, we shop around for the best "buyback" deals online from multiple vendors. You get the best deals and free shipping if you have a US address to ship from.
If you're buying online, and especially if you live in Canada, this is where you really get jipped. Some sellers don't even ship to Canada. And shipping rates are not easy to figure out on most of the sites. So we've factored in the standard shipping rates and promotions to save you time. But if you have a US address, it's often a lot cheaper or even free - select "US shipping" to compare.
It's best to check with the site that sells the book for the latest shipping rates - we can't always be up-to-date on this.
Tip: Don't leave this til last minute. If you have a US address, pick up there - cheaper.
NOTE: LocaZu doesn't buy your books back. We just find you the best deals and most reputable vendors.
Look at the vendor's guidelines and mark your book accordingly so that you get an accurate offer. If your dog ate half your book, and mark it as brand spanking new condition and get a super offer, it wont fly. And be sure to enter the correct edition too.
The vendors usually pay you within one week from the day they get your book. They need time for processing. You can check their policies for details.
If you're selling or buying books worth more than a few bucks (varies by the vendor), they pick up the shipping tab. So it's worth selling/buying a bundle of your books together to get a break on shipping. But if you have to pay for shipping, then carefully factor in this cost. Here's a tool to figure out Canada Post rates (one of many shipping providers - this link is to just help get a feel for shipping rates):
Usually, it's a better deal to sell to a student on your campus: direct, no shipping, can get pretty good deals from other students.Buyback is for you if:
Your bookstore generally has a deal with only one vendor. The offers and buyback quota are therefore limited. Whereas LocaZu shops around online and finds you the absolute best deals, and generally higher than the bookstore's. AND on LocaZu, you're not limited to the antisocial bookstore buyback hours. You can sell anytime, anywhere.
Probably not enough demand. But make sure you entered your book information accurately.
Items generally not bought back by vendors: ebooks, custom courseware, used software.
Most marketplace sellers' books are quoted in US dollars. When you buy, the conversion rates will depend on your credit card conversion rates, rather than us converting the rates.
How hard is it to register?
All we need is an email address and a nickname from you. It takes less than 30 seconds, and we'll never give your contact information out.
Why should I register?
You need to register to post or add alerts for a textbook, event, question, or tutorials. We need your email to relay requests from students, without them seeing your email address, or to send you an alert when a book, event or answer matching your preferences becomes available.
Searching or contacting sellers, or event posters doesn't need an account.
Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?
What is LocaZu doing increase security of users?